Last month I told you about my lovely date with T and how we were progressing… until I caught a glimpse of an old school crush mid-date! Since I’m making a habit of abbreviating first names, I’m calling him SC.
I couldn’t help it, but SC caught my eye, I couldn’t get him off my mind in fact, so after T left I decided to go over and see if SC remembered me. I figured that if I remembered him, he may remember me, and hopefully it wouldn’t be too awkward approaching him.
After another V&T, I went over, he was talking to a friend, a male one may I add, and he seemed to be talking about something funny as had a big grin on his face whilst chatting.
The conversation went something like this:
Me: “Hi, I think I know who you are…”
SC: “…yes, I have to admit, we were just talking about you, you went to the same school as me, didn’t you?”
Me: “Yes, I can’t believe it’s been so long and that despite some slight aging (!) we recognised each other! So what has happened in all these years? Marriages…kids… the usual?”
SC: “I’ve never married actually, and I have no children, but I have some very good friends and a dog so I’m good for now!”
Now, I bet you are thinking, what about poor T who you’ve just been on a date with, and you’ve swapped mobile numbers with etc etc? Well, what am I to do, theres a handsome man, I am single, he is single, we know each other from way, way back… I wouldn’t want to pass up a chance of at least getting to know him a little better… as friends… I’m not convincing you am I?
After a bit more conversation, I was very forward and asked if we could join them for a drink whilst I beckoned my friend over. My friend is happily married by the way, so this wasn’t a double date situation, just four people chatting and generally catching up. My friend is always trying to send me out on blind dates with her single friends, so she knows the score here and tries to feed in strategic compliments about me in the subsequent chatting!
After a good hour or so, and whilst my friend had decided to go to touch up her make-up and SC’s friend had had to leave (was probably bored), SC asked me what I was doing next weekend, and if I fancied going out for a meal with him. I felt myself blush a little – if this had happened when we were at school, I probably would have yelped out loud with joy! I had such a schoolgirl crush on him – you know, the all-consuming crushes you had when you were young, the ones where you practice your signature with his surname and daydream about what it would be like to have him notice you!
I of course accepted and we made a date.
I can’t help but wonder what this may turn in to, but I’m not practicing my new surname just yet!